Communications

Match of the century

By Debra Werner

May 1, 2019

The past few years have been rough for builders of geosynchronous communications satellites as they square off in the marketplace against demands for low Earth and medium Earth orbit constellations. Debra Werner spoke to some of the leaders in the satellite industry about the future of GEOS and came away with some surprising revelations.

Next-generation search and rescue

By Jan Tegler

October 31, 2018

Managers of the international, satellite-aided search-and-rescue network have plans to make it faster and more accurate, knowing that they must do so without jeopardizing the service’s famous reliability. Meanwhile, a host of separate commercial SAR services are on the rise, welcomed by consumers for their 21st-century features, but greeted with words of caution by some experts.

Connection quandry

By Tom Risen

October 31, 2017

The possibility for a larger commercial role in U.S. military and government satcom

Space Command adapts

By Tom Risen

September 28, 2017

MAJ. GEN. DAVID THOMPSON, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE COMMANDER OF AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND

Going broadband

By Henry Canaday

August 31, 2017

Airline passengers and crews can look for some bold innovations in technology

Disaggregation

By Tom Risen

April 17, 2017

The concept of spreading technology across many small satellites has proved hard to sell